Rewards for top quality at Wagga sheep and lamb sale

MEET THE MARKET: Vendors Chris Wilson and his dad Harry of "Oivi", Wantabadgery sold 500 Poll Dorset cross lambs at the Wagga market to a high of $162. Picture: Nikki Reynolds
MEET THE MARKET: Vendors Chris Wilson and his dad Harry of "Oivi", Wantabadgery sold 500 Poll Dorset cross lambs at the Wagga market to a high of $162. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

BUYERS were chasing quality lines at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale on Thursday and vendors who delivered were rewarded.

Spikes in prices reflected the quality of the offering and buyers were discerning. 

Wantabadgery prime lamb producers Chris Wilson and his dad Harry of “Oivi”, sold a big line of 500 Poll Dorset cross lambs to a high of $162.

It was a result they were happy with and Chris Wilson said they were only just at the start of their lamb selling and had more to bring into the market over the next month or so. 

He said it was a good return for the four-month-old lambs. 

Meanwhile, there was some restocker interest with people looking to turn light lambs onto failed or poor-performing winter crops in a bid to make a return and there was plenty of support from the local area as well as Echuca and Ballarat. According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s Leann Dax a third of the Wagga yarding was made up of store lambs.